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Need changing some nasty habits...

I work on a computer all day long... Commute to work by car... Not much opportunity to walk, which used to help a lot to keep my weight under control. In addition, I tend to eat emotionally, when I am relaxing at night. I like to snack all the time!!! What a killer habit! I figured I have to change this habit, because I think it can be changed. I also need to pick up some cardio exercises...
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Well, after a year of making it a priority for me I managed to get my weight ...
I work on a computer all day long... Commute to work by car... Not much opportunity to walk, which used to help a lot to keep my weight under control. In addition, I tend to eat emotionally, when I am relaxing at night. I like to snack all the time!!! What a killer habit! I figured I have to change this habit, because I think it can be changed. I also need to pick up some cardio exercises...
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Well, after a year of making it a priority for me I managed to get my weight under control. I had lost 6kgs before joining SP, and I have lost 19kgs since joining SP. I still would like to lose more fat, but at this stage it is way too slow. I have ditched for good my emotional or comfort eating. I have even learned not touching my daughter's ice-creams even if the fridge is full of them, without using ANY willpower at all. I have also developed several good habits of exercise, like cycling, running and weight lifting. And yes, these positive changes helped with other fields of my life too. So, overall feeling great, but still chasing a lower body fat percentage. Hopefully next year this time I will have reached my target body fat percentage, and I will edit this text for maintenance.
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My Goals:
Getting rid of emotional eating and making cardio workouts a habit...
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Reducing my body fat percentage to 15%.

My Program:
- Workout.
- Learn to enjoy workout.
- Eat right.
- Sleep early, get up early.
- Keep the mood positive no matter what.
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- Mild/no deficiency of calories, almost like maintaining, but not quite.
- Lifting heavy weights 2x a week.
- Mountain biking 1x a week
- Running 2x a week
- Taking 2 rest days a week

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I am a lover of science fiction everything. Fond of computers, programming, mathematics, physics and engineering. Chemistry was never a favorite, I don't know why. May be because it is some type of physics where the focus is on a reduced subset of phenomena? (Chemists will probably get angry at this point).

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SPEEDYDOG
10/7/2012 4:38:00 PM

Hey Buddy,

Thanks for reading my "New Bike" blog. I am currently officiating high school football games. I don't have any time to run or ride in any races.

I would like to give it a shot though.

Bruce



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WRITINGBLUEHAWK
10/7/2012 3:25:03 PM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Yes, the calorie cycling thing is a big experiment, so we'll see what happens. I'm not convinced it's going to work, but I'm keeping an open mind.



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SPEEDYDOG
9/30/2012 10:20:42 AM

Thanks for dropping by my "bike bling" blog. What type of bike do you ride now? Do you like it?

Buying a new bike is all about what you like, how you ride, and where you plan to ride. Before I bought my Camber, I tested several bikes from various manufactures. The first bike I tested was the Giant Yukon that I thought would be the perfect bike for me. The frame geometry specs were fantastic. The price was on sale for $875, which is phenomenal for a good full-suspension trail bike.

When I rode the Yukon I was totally taken by surprise. The Yukon was a stable and comfortable bike. The riding position was upright. The Yukon was a nice and tidy bike.

I tried to throw the bike around. I tried to link quick turns and bunny hop a curb. The Yukon responded smoothly, predictably and very slowly. The bike felt dead to me!

The Yukon would be a great bike for a certain type of rider. The bike just wasn't good for me. My Camber is a fantastically responsive bike. But riding my Camber is like balancing a vertical pencil on the end of your finger. You have to pay attention all the time. I came off a 3 foot drop on my Camber at Buffalo Creek. I was really moving quickly and caught big air. When I landed, I had a minuscule turn in the handle bars. The bike jetted off the trail. I jammed on the brakes. I dug a trench in the soft sand. I stopped with my front wheel stuck in a monster willow bush. I wasn't hurt and the bike was fine.

When in the zone, that Camber rewards the rider with crisp laser-like handling. I love the feel of the bike. A different rider, with even more skill than me, might find the Camber twitchy and unpredictable.

I really wanted to buy a Camber Expert. But the Camber Expert model had sold out many months ago. So I bought the Camber Comp, which is an odd bike. The Camber Comp is a performance trail bike with quite a few recreational components.

The Camber Comp is Specialized's entry-level full suspension bike - but is a mean little sucker. The Yukon is Giant's entry-level full suspension bike and is stable and predictable.

I read a bike test of the 2013 Camber 29er, which replaces my Camber Comp 26er. The bike testers noted that the 2013 Camber 29 was a stable "bulldozer" of a bike. And that beginners would love it.

There are different bikes for different riders. You just have to decide what you like in a bike.

Thanks, Bruce


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SPEEDYDOG
9/28/2012 4:15:31 PM

Thanks for your comment on my "Building a Better Bike". I am fortunate to be able to afford a few good bikes. I know that most people have other priorities. I have more money in my bikes than I do in my car.

I am an engineer and cannot help myself. I gotta fiddle with things.

Thanks, Bruce



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KA_JUN
9/23/2012 5:03:02 PM

Thanks for stopping by the blog! You're right, sometimes, we can't isolate why we feel "off", and sometimes it's just best to take a day or two to try to revitalize ourselves! Have a great week!



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